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morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
a big difference. after beating the yanks, orioles watches the yanks pull var rise. new york just continues to rack up 12 runs in the first inning alone. that's a team record. the o's go on to lose this one 17-3. oh well. we will wrap up this series with the new york yankees this afternoon and you can see the game live right here on wjz. 1:00 p.m. is the first pitch. >> you see the final score, did they not go home crying? >> our producer malachi is a die hard yankee fan. >> good point tim. >> come on. kind of a team is that? 17 after you hit 12. >> really. >> give me a break. orioles did well and stopped at 17. good grief. you know, we don't cry. we find the bright side. we are looking a at a bright side with our weather today. it was a really nice day yesterday. did you enjoy yesterday? >> it was a good day. i'm trying to think what did i do. i can't remember. >> that's a good weekend. when you can't remember with you did. wow, -- when you can't remember what you did. we are looking at a pretty decent day. much like yesterday, the humidity level is low. we're still focused on th
worked out, check their lockers, talked with coaches, which they are now allowed to do. the big questions remain of donovan mcnabb. and in fact he was not here today. he is under contract ands is believed that he will be traded, probably to minnesota. rex grossman is a free agent but we believe he will be resigned. and that leaves us with john beck, who, as everyone knows, he is the starting quarterback. beck is in his 5th year out the byu, drafted in the dolphins in '07 and played with the ravens in 2009. a short time ago i spoke with the man who very well could be the redskins starting quarterback. >> john beck, as happy as anybody that the lockout is over. >> glad it is over and we can be back here working. >> and you're back to work and you've talked all along like you are going to be starter. as a quarterback, you have to be confidence. has mike shanahan told you something that he hasn't told us yet, or is there some inside info that you know you are the starter. >> it's just a competition, is what i've been told, the competition to be that guy and i feel confident in that competitio
no major problems with power right now. and we're not expected to break a record. but big problems are on the track. we have reports of people stranded without air conditioning, on marc trains. there have been power problems. and they're single tracking between here and washington. also, there's an amtrak train that is stalled near new carrollton right now, with 400 people on board. thankfully, though, the air conditioning on that train is working. >> reporter: the sun beat down. baking maryland in record- breaking heat. >> a big, hot wet blanket. >> like i'm in a bowl of hot pea soup. >> feels closer to 114. >> bge, allowed wjz inside its electrical operations control room. the number in red is how many megawatts of power is being used. it's 5500 on a typical day. >> he's not seeing any significant problems. there's been some heat-related problems in what we do in advance of really hot weather. we'll put more resources in the field so they can more quickly respond to power outages. >> reporter: marc train operators are monitoring for problems, after dozens of people were stranded
>>> good wednesday everybody. i'm contessa brewer covering the big news coast to coast. the big story we're watching right now, debt, deficit, downgrade, deadlock. there's six more days until the august 2nd debt default deadline. really, does anybody think there's going to be a deal? >> it can pass the house and pass the senate. i hope the president will consider signing it into law. >> the speaker's proposal cannot pass the senate, will not reach the president's desk. >> another day, another delay as washington tries to come up with a debt deal. today's breaking news a bipartisan group did the math on both the duelling democratic and republican debt plans and both come up short on their projected savings goals. democrats put their bill on hold. while republicans scramble to rewrite theirs. >> things are very fluid. >> today's house vote tabled while gop leaders try to get reluctant freshman on board. >> i want a solution, not a deal. i don't think this goes far enough. >> does this keep us in the battle. >> john boehner has a group of people that believe their way is the correc
in rural areas. last year the postal service lost $8 billion. the partial shut-down of the f.a.a. is a big windfall for most u.s. airlines this morning. congress failed to fund the budget for the f.a.a., authorization to collect taxes on airline ticket expired. only three airlines though -- alaska air, frontier and virgin atlantic, are dropping fares. other airlines are collecting and keeping $200 million a week. >>> mcdonald's is announcing big changes to its happy meals today. the los angeles times reports the fast food giant will add servings of fruits and veggies to the popular meals and the size of fries will shrink. look for changes in september. >>> and that denver teenager mauled by a bear in alaska is describing the attack from his hospital bed. the weekend attack happened north of anchorage. 17-year-old sam gotsian was on a hike for a survival course. some got away and sam was lucky just to survive. >> i thought i was going to die when i was being attacked. i was so scareded. we saw the first person go around the corner, yell bear and run backwards. i looked behind me and the bea
be on the way? >> we had a day we didn't hit a hundred. we had big storms blow through especially anne arundel county. some went to ocean city where the detour was delayed because of the weather. we are at 78 and it feels like 84. we have the nasty heat index at this hour. many days into the heatwave, storms still around the eastern shore. watch the pivot-- watch these pivot around. i think we will have ourselves a partly cloudy morning. probably more clouds than we are showing. we will go to 9 # but there will be heavy downpours developing as well. how about traffic? >> reporter: we have no accidents reported. baltimore city or baltimore county. good way to start out the morning. let's look at the beltway. we have no incidents reported there either. this is 695 at wilkins avenue. very light traffic building in both directions. outer loop on the left a few cars but no incidents to report. we are dealing with construction on 95 northbound before 216. two left lanes are closed for repaving. we have a disabled vehicle # 95 northbound at harbor tunnel. northbound tube is closed also roadwork 295 n
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
very quick. mitt romney is on top. coming in second is the big surprise, rick perry. he's coming in at number two, don. the gop horse race is big, big news right now. >> that's mark preston. we appreciate it. >>> for more "cnn newsroom" i'm joined by fredricka whitfield. when you say, fred, it's not going to be good. we have breaking news you'll be following and other stuffs. >> thanks so much. see you over the weekend as well. breaking news from studio 7. i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux. two explosions have rocked central oslo in the last hour wounding at least eight people. reports from norway say govrt buildings were targeted, one houses the prime minister's office and most of the windows were blown out. reuters reports a mangled car outside one building suggesting a possible car bomb. reuters reports the prime minister is safe. cnn is following the developments for you from london. what more do we know about how this happened and why? >> reporter: the information is still trickling in from oslo at this point. the police have issued a stam saying that there are
states and these other 18 countries have aaa ratings. the u.s. is the big safe haven in the world. so why do these credit agencies matter? who listens to them? investors around the world listen to them. they look at the credit rating agencies and the credit rating of companies and countries to decide where they'll invest the money. for governments, they have a lot of power over the interest rates on the bonds that they can sell to investors. the safest bets pay the lowest interest. that and 's what you want if yoa government trying to raise money. agencies are either paid by the borrower or from subscribers who need the information. standard & poor's tells cnn money that the sovereign u.s. rating is unsolicited, that the u.s. government doesn't pay anything for that rating. and that it is an unbiased ass isment of what's p happhappenin the u.s. >>> here's a rundown some of the stories we're covering. wall street employees are canceling vacations with the debt ceiling deadline just six days away. is that a bad omen for your 401(k)? and i talked to a man who developed a rare tumor after wor
. >>> another big story, the debt ceiling debate, there is word of a major setback for house speaker john boehner's plan to raise not debt limit. the nonpartisan congressional budget office this evening reported the speaker's plan is short on its promised deficit savings, real short and the clock is ticking with the deadline just a week away. fox 5's tom fitzgerald back now from capitol hill and we're talking billions of dollars here. >> that's correct. the speakers office headed back to the drawing board tonight. the nonpartisan congressional budget office issued a report saying the speaker's plan would cut $150 billion less than promised. this development has thrown more confusion into a debate that's getting more complicated every day. facing pressure from conservative house republicans, speaker john boehner is still trying to lock down votes for his plan to raise the debt ceiling. >> we have a bill that is a reasonable approach negotiated with the senate leadership that really is common sense. there's more cuts in spending than you have in increase in the debt limit. >> reporter: the
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
backed bill included big spending cuts, a cap on spending and a constitutional amendment. >> it's a correct approach. this is fundamentally a spending problem. >> it passed in the house earlier this house. >> this vote the yeas are the 34. >> today majority leader harry reid grudgingly scheduled a senate vote. it failed just as he predicted. >> this is a very, very bad piece of legislation. >> today's vote could clear the way for one of several compromise deals. >> we all know mr. president there are talks going on between president obama and speaker boehner. >> this was a bit of hope yesterday when "the new york times" reported a possible deal between president obama and house speaker boehner. both sides quickly denied it. >> there is no deal. we are not close to a deal. >> there is no deal. no deal publicly, no deal privately. there is absolutely no deal. >> but he didn't say they're not talking about it. >> we've got to keep the lines of communication open. we talked about fall back options if in fact cut, cap and balance does go down. i do think that it's our obligation to h
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
to tell us who and what happens now. sherrie. >> reporter: the big talk among some players will be the cuts being made. especially to four ravens players who are being released. runningback willis mcgahee she todd heap kelly gregg and derrick mason will all be released. they wouldn't officially be cut until thursday afternoon. but they could stay on for a lower salary. we have learned that according to ravens insider.com, mason was watching his son's first youth football practice yesterday when he found out the team cut him. executive vice president and general manager called and told him that news. he had this to say with regard to the roster moves. this will give us the ability to make offers to our players we want to resign plus put us in a position to sign free agents from other teams. now yesterday, the nfl owners and players agreed on a 10-year deal that ends the league's lockout resolving the fight of how $9 billion in revenue is shared. clubs will start signing drafted rookies and opening facilities and camps. but the players being cut by the ravens have some fans j
. first, the heat continues to be the big story everyone is talking about. ava, my goodness. >> brutal is a good way to describe it. we were hoping the heat would break, but i think we have to wait another day for it. it is not going to be as hot as it was the past couple days. boy was it hot yesterday. we look at the temperatures, 102 at b.w.i. marshall. that tied the record back from 1991. the inner harbor got up to 103. yesterday was definitely one for the record books. quite a bit of areas actually reached up to that triple digit mark from texas to kansas city. many areas in the eastern coast as well. we're going to be close to that today. i don't think we'll reach the 100-degree mark. humidity up at 69%. we'll talk about how hot ss going to get today. that will all be coming up in my forecast. so stay tuned to those details. >> our big story is it one family's plea to your help to find the missing 7-month-old boy. >> here's sheldon dutes with the latest on the investigation. >> i'm hurt. that's my son. snb walked away with my son. what do you think i do? >> when whifney left her s
the homeowner, a 58-year-old man, did not have a criminal background. >>> a big break for the men accused of stealing historic valuable documents, they can get out of jail. vick is in the newsroom to tell us. >> reporter: the pair is accused of stealing $6 million for the documents from the maryland historical society. they have been in jail since they were arrested more than a week ago. he needs to come up with $750,000 to get out. police say the pair took 60 documents, including papers signed by abraham lincoln. kai, back to you. >> landau calls himself america's presidential histian. -- historian. >>> developing news just into wjz. we've learned that fire chief academy is being replaced. some firefighters are being accused of cheating on a state licensing test. the state is investigating cheating accusations. >>> seven days and counting. time is running out for lawmakers to reach an agreement on the debt debate. democrats and republicans are arguing over dueling plans to decrease the spending and increase the debt limit. president obama has promised to veto the plan to do a temporary r
, failing to use the crosswalk. we will be talking to her exclusively this morning. >>> the big 40, the milestone birthday that makes people squirm. but now some women are seizing the day and giving it a brand new meaning. we're going to explore tha further. >>> let's begin with the latest on that deadly shooting rampage in norway. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo this morning. martin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. anders breivik is in court right now being arraigned on charges of terrorism. meanwhile here at oslo cathedral, this has become the center of mourning. this drama is just what the confessed killer wants, christian war to defend europe against muslim domination. at noon local time today all of norway paused for a minute silence in memory of the victims who died for one man's obsession. ♪ and at sunday's memorial in the oslo cathedral, king harold and queen sonya cried with their people. a nation shocked, listening with horror to the survivors of the massacre. >> he looked like a police officer. he had all the clothes and the gun and everything. >> it was like
this week by a big-named senate republican. >> its unfair, it's bizarro. >> reporter: savaged today by senate democrats. >> this is the most outrageous suggestive heard. >> speaker boehner should just give it up. >> reporter: but the republican senate leader backed the speaker. >> democrats are out bragging about how they're going to prolong the crisis instead of doing the hard work. trying to solve it. and that includes the president. >> reporter: president obama is not bragging. he's begging for no default. >> if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating. not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match. >> reporter: house republicans set a vote on the boehner plan tonight. >> here we go again, my friends. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to kill the boehner plan. three days left. in fact, the two parties are not miles apart on the biggest issue, spending cuts. there are still plenty of ways out of this mess, said president obama, but not plenty of time. i'm steve handel
ahead, some big changes are coming to mcdonald's. top. >> well lesli, it is hot, but not humid. we talked about this yesterday. it's actually bearable. temperature 94 downtown. 91 in gaithersburg. we'll come back to how long it will stay with us and talk about dangerous heat just around the corner. >> up next, as norway still reels from last week's deadly terror attack, the lawyer defending the suspect says the confessed killer may plead insanity. >>> police have released some of the names of the people, 76 of them killed in a bombing and shooting spree that rocked that nation. the victims and the lawyer for the killer are now speaking out. >> reporter: 16-year-old didn't think she would see her family again. she was on the island when the gunman opened fire. >> i wasn't that scared of my own life. it was that i thought, i'm not able to say good-bye. >> she jumped into a boat to escape the bullets. she says that split second decision saved her life. >> i'm so sure i wouldn't have survived if i swam. >> 76 people died and a bombing in oslo. the lawyer for confessed killer says
in five seasons. he is a big old 300-plus-pound run stopper in the middle. dan at a stall worth, and ankle long clemens expected to be a back up. they also traded jeremy jarmin a supplemental draft pick for wide receiver jabbar gaffaney from the new england patriots, most recently with the denver broncos. so shannahan dealing with his old team. as for the quarter back, donovan mcnabb, it looks like this deal is going to go down. the redskins do have a trade in place with the minnesota vikings. what will the skins get? a sixth round draft pick and possibly another sixth round draft pick, that second sixth rounder conditional based on mcnabb's performance. the final stumbling block is a new contract for mcnabb. he's on a $10 million signing bonus in about a month, the vikings would like to lower his overall contract number and that bonus. his agent and the vikings have been negotiating, working on that deal for much of the day. seeming seemingly matter of time before the trade is finalized. donovan mcnabb apparently headed out of town, ending up in minnesota with the vikings, where he will h
new york, one person was killed. at least 20 injured in a fiery crash between a tour bus and big rig. the happened on interstate 90 early this morning. both vehicles caught fire. it appears a u.s. soldier helped somebody. authorities say he drove on the scene and pulled passengers out from the burning bus. one passenger claims the bus driver fell asleep. the accident is under investigation. >>> new numbers show more children are dying after being left in hot cars researchers say an air bag that urged children to -- parents to put children in the rear seats of the car worked very well. but they say it had the unintended consequence forgetting about their children. that's tushy because they are out of sight -- that's usually because any are out of sight -- they are out of sight. >>> it's 7:0. we want to check in with -- it's 7:08. right now we're looking at the the commute on highway 24 westbound coming up to the walnut creek area, la fayette and getting up to oakland. it's a nice drive all the way through the tunnel. this morning's commute is gonna be okay if you are driving in san fr
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
're doing. not getting a big reaction from that in the mainstream media. we're going to have a fair and balanced debate on that moments from now. >>> and we continue to keep one eye on this story, awful breaking news coming in the from norway after that bombs -- bombing earlier. now reports that a gunman went into a youth camp, and the wires are saying that a number of people have been shot in this incident. ambassador john bolton joins us now in three minutes on that story as an investigation is now underway following another deadly bus crash on our nation's roads as well. one person is dead, dozens more are injured, and we may be joined moments from now by the soldier who helped to save lives at this scene. he became a first responder. this is an incredible story, and we're trying to get a conversation with him going. we'll keep you posted on that. >>> also an ohio policeman under fire for a rant that was caught on his dash cam. did this officer overreact? the we're going to play that tape for you, you can see what you think. be right back, more "america live". >> what's the first
water. >> reporter: and big electricity users like the university of maryland baltimore are being asked to cut down on their electricity usage. and health officials are also making door-to-door visits to the elderly. reporting live from druid hill park, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> and be sure to stay with wjz and wjz.com for the latest on the record-breaking heat. just the first warning weather forecast, 24 hours a day on our website. >>> our other big story today, president obama comes to maryland to make his case to raise the debt limit. wjz has complete coverage of the president's visit. vic carter spent the day in college park. and jessica kartalija has more from the college campus. he has the president's message as the deal creeps closer. good afternoon, vic. >> hi, kai. the president came with a lot already. he's managing wars and conflict in iraq, afghanistan, and libya. and here's at home -- here at home, he's locked into the battle every on the debt ceiling and adding to the budget. after that, he came directly to hear from voters and their concerns and how they run
could do that. >> wait until they have the ipad that's that big, you could stand in front of an ipad and kiss it too. i suppose. >> virtual. >>> we better go to weather. >> yes, we do. >> you were right, 93 didn't sound much better when we talked about it today. but it felt better. >> you don't think of waterspouts with pennsylvania, too often. this is erie county, pennsylvania, and this is bear beach just off bear beach, northwestern area of the state. it forms, a strong line of thunderstorms came through yesterday. and it dissipated before it came on to land. of course, around here what we saw was pockets of heavy rain and flash flooding yesterday. our high temperature today 95 degrees after starting out at 76, boy, that sure was nice. the average high 89 degrees, over the next couple days, temperatures are still going to remain above the average high. today, though, the nicest since july 17th, when the humidity was way down too. all that ugly heat, the monster heat is going to return. at the end of the workweek, by week's end. and it's going to stick around for a day or two. 93
of money. >> landau has made a career studying residents of the white house, not the big house. that was before landau was ordered to be held here. he and his assistant were accused of stealing documents. today, landau's lawyer argued for bail and got it. >> mr. landau has been granted a $500,000 bail with a condition that he surrender his passport and report to pretrial services in baltimore city once a week. >> reporter: jason's bail was set even higher at $750,000. police say he controlled the museum where the documents were in. they were valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> reporter: but historic towments have value-- documents have value beyond money. >> reporter: when the exhibit opened in april, it took documents to bring the past alive. >> you can show quotations from letters and diaries and letters from the newspapers and be touched by how ghastly a time in our history this really was. >> reporter: but it's landau's future his lawyer is really worried about. >> even though he has no prior criminal record. and no prior failure to appears, he is a new york resi
eyewitness news at 4:00. a big change. what mcdonald's has taken out of its happy meals and putting in instead. >>> suspect in court. two men charged in the severe beating of a san francisco giants fan may have let their anger out on at least three other fans. >>> i'm ron matz. at webber's cider, it's buy local week in maryland. it's healthy and delicious. the story coming up on wjz's eyewitness news. >>> it is blue skies, as far as the eye can see. and low humidity. not bad. stick around. bern's updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the famous chilean miners rescued. one struck a deal to produce a movie about a collapse of a mine last year. and the rescue efforts that captivated the world. trapped miners spent more than two months underground. shooting for the film is scheduled to start in 2012. >>> an elderly stroke victim is filing a lawsuit against the dallas police department. diane irons was arrested in may for public intoxication. police say she was slurring her speech. but when her son tried to tell them she was a stroke victim and not
in the last few years, but no incidents of any sort that could be a lead up to such a big attack as we have seen today. there is one man arrested and the police cannot say just yet if there are other people involved, but it is difficult to see how one man on the good cause so much devastation. >> the attacks were definitely targeted against political power in norway. any idea as to why? >> not for the moment. this is obviously a norwegian man. previous speculation were more surrounding that norway is involved in afghanistan and libya at the moment, but we do not know whether this has anything to do with these incidents today. this was the labor party youth camp that is held on the island every year. the prime minister is the head of the labor party here in norway. it seemed very targeted toward the government and toward maybe the party -- that party especially, without knowing exactly why that party has been targeted. >> thank you. and for more on who may have been behind this -- these attacks, you can -- let's go to frank gardner in london. what is your analysis based on the information we
's projected to cut more, $917 billion over ten years. >> it is a test. this is a big step trying to get control of our deficit and our debt. >> reporter: in an interview for brian williams for a sunday special, "taking the hill inside congress," boehner played down a lot of opposition from his own members. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i have a little bit of rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worry? >> never let them see you sweat. >> reporter: the speaker is getting heat from democrats too. 50 signed a letter saying they would block the plan because it would force us once again to face the threat of defaulting in five or six months. harry reid wants to kill the boehner bill and get one of his own. >> i'm disappointed bohnev eed . good person. he's painted himself in a corner. >> reporter: they played this film clip from ben affleck's movie to fire up their members. then upset democrats jumped at the chance to show it again. >> going to hurt some people. >> this is a political
. >> hi. >> my name is amanda, and i'm a big fan, i'm from iowa originally. >> nice. >> yes. [laughter] i'm an atheist, and in dangerousville, ohio, in 2008 you asserted that no organization receiving taxpayer funds would be able to discriminate in hiring or firing based on a person's religion. however, you have not rescinded the executive order that permits this type of discrimination. in a time of economic hardship when it's difficult for a person to get a job based on her skills, what would you say to a woman who has been denied employment because of her religion or lack of religious beliefs by a taxpayer-funded organization? >> well, this is a very difficult issue, but a more narrow one than i think might be implied. it's very straightforward that people shouldn't be discriminated against for race, gender, sexual orientation and/or religious affiliation. what has happened is that there has been a carve outdating back to president clinton's presidency. for religious organizations in their hiring for particular purposes. and this is always a tricky part of the first amendment. on the on
. it is still hot in my world, but it's better. >> we will take it. 5:12 on this tuesday morning. >> big cuts at blackberry and the delivery that thousands of post offices do not want. >> attributed the king of pop another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to vi p photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> we began our top stories with some breaking news. 11 people hospitalized after being exposed to carbon monoxide in rockville. if it happened around 2:00 this morning at a building on first street. the building was evacuated for short-time. a faulty water heater is to blame. that problem is now being fixed. >>> president obama and house speaker jo
's the big difference. and the period of time. you know, how long each party would cut the debt ceiling forward. and the senate majority harry reid introduced the senate democratic proposal today. that one calls for an immediate debt limit increase for $2.4 trillion. that would provide enough borrowing to last through the 2012 election. and they also cut spending by $2.7 trillion and adds no new revenue to the government. and the house republican plan would raise the limit too, but they would use a two-step process instead. step one, an immediate increase of a trillion dollars in exchange for $2.3 trillion. and that two comes next year. congress would have to cut another $1.8 trillion. if they do that, the debt would be raised again, or should i say the debt limit would be raised again by $1.6 trillion. each party is now taking aim at the other party's plan. >> and i would call this plan less than perfect. and you know, it u does ensure that the spending cuts will be greater than the hike in the debt limit. >> republicans, the short-term plan is a non-starter incentive in the senate and
is it about the american people or one big re-election campaign? we report, you decide. >> meanwhile, the united states government arming a mexican drug cartel for war? and when people said hey, this doesn't smell right, a brand new report says that's when the cover-up began. yes, the cover-up, brian. >> yes, a grandmother confronted by a naked intruder. >> again? >> not in my house! >> be strong. there's always a way to protect yourself. use it! >> but this crook picked on the wrong lady. "fox & friends" the right show for you because we start right now. >> come on in, folks and welcome to our tuesday telecast. we have lots to talk about because the president of the united states and the speaker of the house last night decided it was time to go in front of the american public to make their case. >> again? as brian just said about the other story, again? >> right. >> how many times do we have to have a press conference to try to figure out what the hell to do with our debt? it's one press conference after another and i think the american people are getting darned tired of it. >>
to be for the mayor? >> well, if it's proven, it's a big legal problem because it's against the laws of the election board, the campaign finance people. so that could be a very, very big legal problem. how it's going to carry out and how far it will be carried out we don't know. until the "washington post", for some reason, i've been saying and i hear in the community people say, well, what's wrong with the "washington post". why are they against gray? all of the leaders in the city. since january inaugurations that's all we have gotten from the media. and that is an attack on black leaders in the city. >> well, i'm not going to try to defend the "washington post". but, you know, i get a little tired of black leaders making an excuse as to why they come after me. the fact is they accepted cash they shouldn't have accepted. that can happen. it really can happen. >> but the problem is then somebody says well, let's go get money orders. you have to consciously make a decision. you're supposed to have a pressure. i've run campaigns. i've been a candidate for office. darn it, the treasurer has to be abov
years with no opt-out clause. but no deal could be a big deal when it comes to lost money for both sides. >> the real losses will start in the next couple days if they can't get this deal done. >> reporter: while fans say for every day this goes on, they're the ones who are really paying. >> oh, yeah. ready for some football. >> all right, the first preseason game, the august 7th exhibition hall of fame game, has been cancelled. if the two sides do reach a deal by tuesday, no other game should be affected. on capitol hill, kristen dahlgren, news4. >>> when news4 at 4:00 continues, imagine dropping 1 million bucks worth of wine. a beg big mess. we'll tell you about it, coming up. ♪ >>> and singer brian mcknight has a new album out. he's actually performing live here tonight. i had a chance to talk to him today. we'll hear from him next. >>> plus, comedian and host of "the marriage ref" tom papa joins us next. >>> kate middleton's dress will ♪ this is me ♪ i write the songs i try to be be right ♪ >>> the album is called "just me" and joining us today is brian mcknight, a familiar f
the weather in the bay area, the big weather that is making news across the country. the heat wave is scorching most of the country. there are people out there jogging in the sun. this is a video from minneapolis. the high temperatures are really keeping people inside turning up their air conditioning. many regional electricity providers are worried with record usage this week that maybe the great cannot take it. forecasters are predicting this heat wave could continue into the weekend. it has even been deadly in some cases. hon they are opening fire hydrants and sprinklers. we're looking at another warm weekends. >> i have some of those numbers for you. expecting to 103 in dallas, 101 in washington. we have a slight cooling trend kicking in. we are dealing with a morning low clouds and coastal fog. mostly sunny conditions and warm tartars. slightly cooler in the breezy into the weekend. how are still dealing with patchy clouds. by noon is one to fall back to the clothesline with mostly sunny conditions. halthe coast will get to the '60s indicated by the grain. the yellow is indica
't possibly have happened from the blast. but it was such a big explosion, brooke, that most people's recollection of it is pretty shaken. the police say they're trying to get bomb experts down there on the scene as quickly as possible to deal with that forensic evidence. because the m.o. they believe will help point to what kind of an organization could've triggered this attack. but at the moment, we've heard many conflicting reports. some eyewitnesss say they believe that bomb could've actually been inside the lobby of the building where the prime minister's office was. but all still incredibly unclear at the moment, brooke. >> still, nima, still no one coming forward claiming responsibility for this? >> not at the moment. we've seen a lot of chatter on a lot of the pro-jihad forums. you can appreciate they see this as reason to celebrate. many are saying this was in revenge for the bin laden killing. but no one actually definitively claiming responsibility. a lot of the intelligence sources i've been speaking to say they believe this is the kind of attack that something like al q
, you can print calendars, coloring paper all built into it. >> ok. kindle versus nook, the big debate. >> i think the nook really comes out way ahead. it is all new nook. the longest battery time. about two months and the fastest page turns out there. you can just change pages super fast and it is super easy to read. it is a great way to go. >> battery life sin sane.  two months. >> if your little one isn't into reading but is into movies, this is a big screen tv in the palm of your hand from 3m. it is their mp180 wireless projector. you can take -- in your dorm room, you can have an 80 inch screen. you can put all of your video. it is wireless. it is bluetooth and wi-fi. >> amazing. how much does this cost? >> about $450. >> steve, unfortunately, they didn't have this stuff for us. >> why? it wasn't fair. >> thanks for bringing it in. >> pretty cool, huh? tomorrow morning, steve and jessica will show us more great ideas and some stuff for the kid who has everything already. >> right now, it is 6:09. more is a look at what's ahead. >> in four minutes, our hero central report. we'll
with an s in front of it. it is just amazing. it is from amazon.com. this will take you anywhere. the big wheel in front has been reengineered so you can go over bumps and curbs. it has unbelievable reviews. so, from the scooter world, you'll love it. you have to go back to school in -- >> super cool. >> thanks so much, steve. >> my pleasure. thank you. >>> here's a look at what's still ahead in this hour of 9news now. >> in four minutes, time to buy local. learn more about a farm to table challenge that's happening this week in maryland. >> cybercrime doesn't pay. at 6:36, just how much cybercriminals are costing all of us. >> your tuesday forecast is coming up next. howard has that when 9news now returns. >>> you know, we've got drier air moving in. a little bit of fog in spots. that's going to burn up here in the next hour or so. 81 degrees by 9:00. noontime temp, 88. no problems. got a pool date or golf game, looking good. angie? >> thank you, howard. we're looking at maryland's 95 making the southbound trip. so far, so good. past laurel through beltsville, continuing on to the capit
here about a potential big deal, something that would reduce the deficit by $3 to $4 trillion over the next decade and under that plan you would see some cuts to discretionary spending right up front. then changes to entitlements, things like medicare and social security kick in a little later and also some changes to the tax code that would kick in later, things like rolling back tax breaks for wealthy americans and large corporations. now we're also hearing about the possibility of getting rid of that deduction for home mortgage interest. here's what's interesting, thomas. to your point earlier in the week, republicans were really upset over the possibility of changing the tax code, potentially increasing taxes. well, yesterday it was democrats who were concerned about the possibility that the president was maybe giving in on entitlement reform and not insisting on enough changes to the tax code. white house officials insist that is not the case. they say the president is dedicated to making sure that there is new revenue from changes to the tax code. so that's where we stand rig
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